Resources on Kyle Childress

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Firm in community Article by Kyle Childress https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2010-11/firm-community Article by Kyle Childress Topics: Church , Community , Eucharist , Worship Source: The Christian Century Kyle Childress reflects on growing community through worship and the table, a necessary task so that we may stand firm through the trials of the week. Porching, Friendship and Ministry Article by Kyle Childress https://www.faithandleadership.com/kyle-childress-porching-friendship-and-ministry Article by Kyle Childress Topics: Ministry , Friendship , Community , Pastoral leadership Source: Faith and Leadership In this article, Kyle Childress reflects on how a front porch embodies the ideals of pastoral care and emphasizes a pastor's responsibility to nurture genuine relationships . The Greatest of All Shrubs Devotional by Kyle Childress http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2014/07/the-greatest-of-all-shrubs/ Devotional by Kyle Childress Topics: Parables , Kingdom of God Source: Ekklesia Project In this commentary on the Parable of the Mustard Seed in Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52, Kyle Childress reflects that the truth of God’s way is quiet, small, and humble, yet persistent and unrelenting. The Neighborhood: A Company of Friends Article by Kyle Childress http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php/61111.pdf Article by Kyle Childress Topics: Friendship , Sabbath , Trust , Rest Source: The Christian Reflection Project In this article, Kyle Childress shares the story of how he has learned to enjoy Sabbath and trust God and God's people through his friendship with six pastors. Answerizing Devotional by Kyle Childress https://www.christiancentury.org/blogs/archive/2010-11/answerizing Devotional by Kyle Childress Topics: Suffering , Mystery , Comfort , God's Presence Source: The Christian Century In this poignant reflection on Job 19:23-27, Kyle Childress thinks about answers and certainty, particularly in the face of suffering, and how mystery and God's presence are better companions. Priests at Every Elbow Devotional by Kyle Childress http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2014/10/priests-at-every-elbow/ Devotional by Kyle Childress Topics: Ministry , Congregation , Pastor , Priesthood Source: Ekklesia Project In this devotional for 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Kyle Childress reflects on the Christian call to see all believers as ministers of Jesus Christ who are lifted up to become priests of the living savior. This Year in Jerusalem! Article by Kyle Childress http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2009/03/this-year-in-jerusalem/ Article by Kyle Childress Topics: Jerusalem , Reconciliation , Pilgrimage Source: Ekklesia Project Kyle Childress reflects on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the relationships of Jews, Christians and Muslims, the vital role of Palestinian Christians in reconciliation and peace, and making God known at a great cost. Improvisational Gospel Sermon Starter/Outline by Kyle Childress http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2016/05/improvisational-gospel/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Kyle Childress Topics: Singing , Holy Spirit , Paul , Prison Source: Ekklesia Project Kyle Childress sees Paul and Silas' singing in the prison at Philippi (Acts 16:16-34) as an example of "improvisation" (David Ford's term), in which people take God's gifts, adapt them, and give them back to God. When a Congregation Loses Countenance Sermon Starter/Outline by Kyle Childress http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2009/10/thanks-but-no-thanks/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Kyle Childress Topics: Sorrow , Jesus , Good , Money Source: Ekklesia Project Kyle Childress confronts modern church members with how "great possessions" interfere with following Jesus, just as they hindered the man whom Jesus challenged (Mark 10:17-31). Jesus offers "a loving and gracious invitation to new life." Amazing Grace Sermon Starter/Outline by Kyle Childress http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2013/09/amazing-grace/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Kyle Childress Topics: Grace , Parable , Sheep , Shepherd Source: Ekklesia Project Kyle Childress reflects on Jesus' parable of the lost sheep (Luke 15:1-7) from the perspective of the sheep, observing that "by the grace of the loving shepherd, we’ve been found." Proclaiming the Resurrection Sermon (Complete) by Kyle Childress https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2010-10/sunday-november-7-2010 Sermon (Complete) by Kyle Childress Topics: Hope , Resurrection , Eschatology , Suffering Source: The Christian Century Kyle Childress argues that the resurrection loses its meaning outside the context of real suffering and hope in this message on Luke 20:27-38 and John 11:20-26. Expect a Call Commentary/Exegesis by Kyle Childress https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2007-01/expect-call Commentary/Exegesis by Kyle Childress Topics: Church , Calling , Prophets , Jeremiah Source: The Christian Century Do we want to form youth in the faith so that they’ll be like Jeremiah and even Jesus? In this commentary on Jeremiah 1:4-10 and Luke 4:21-30, Kyle Childress reflects on the need for modern-day prophets.... It's About God Article by Kyle Childress https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2007-01/its-about-god Article by Kyle Childress Topics: Church , Jesus , Conversation , Ministry Source: The Christian Century In this reflection on Isaiah 6:1-8, Luke 5:1-11, and 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Kyle Childress reminds us that our call is to keep talking of God and pointing to Jesus Christ with our lives. Hopeful Endurance Sermon (Complete) by Kyle Childress https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2010-10/sunday-november-14-2010 Sermon (Complete) by Kyle Childress Topics: Power , Kingdom of God , Social Justice , Liberation theology Source: The Christian Century Delivering a liberation message on the power from God needed to endure struggle, Kyle Childress encourages churches to adopt John Howard Yoder's "minority perspective" on hope in this interpretation of Isaiah 65:17-25 and Luke 21:5-19. Knowing the One Thing Sermon Starter/Outline by Kyle Childress http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2010/07/knowing-the-one-thing/ Sermon Starter/Outline by Kyle Childress Topics: Clergy , Distraction , Busyness Source: Ekklesia Project Kyle Childress writes on Jesus visiting Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42) and pleasing worship (Amos 8:1-12), that to stop oppression, clergy and laity must rest and avoid busyness. Walking with God Slowly Devotional by Kyle Childress http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2008/08/walking-with-god-slowly/ Devotional by Kyle Childress Topics: Church , Bread , Trust , Forgiveness Source: Ekklesia Project Kyle Childress reflects on walking and taking the time to know God and each other. "God teaches and walks slowly because God is love and the speed of love is slow." Storm Cellars and Pentecost Article by Kyle Childress https://www.faithandleadership.com/kyle-childress-storm-cellars-and-pentecost Article by Kyle Childress Topics: Pentecost , Holy Spirit Source: Faith and Leadership This article uses the image of a storm-cellar to reflect on Pentecost, suggesting that Pentecost is wild and unpredictable. We don’t know what might happen, but we know we’ll be changed. Old Pickups and Advent Sermon Illustration by Kyle Childress https://www.faithandleadership.com/kyle-childress-old-pickups-and-advent Sermon Illustration by Kyle Childress Topics: Advent , Patience , Waiting Source: Faith and Leadership An old pickup truck helps a pastor to view his vocation in a new light as he engages is advent waiting. Sooner or Later Commentary/Exegesis by Kyle Childress http://www.ekklesiaproject.org/blog/2010/03/sooner-or-later/ Commentary/Exegesis by Kyle Childress Topics: Grace , Obedience , Repentance , Judgment Source: Ekklesia Project Kyle Childress considers the parable of the fig tree (Luke 13:1-9), writing that there is grace for now but sooner or later there will be an accounting of obedience. God, Guns, and Guts Article by Kyle Childress https://www.faithandleadership.com/kyle-childress-god-guns-and-guts Article by Kyle Childress Topics: Guns , Pastor , Fear , Community Source: Faith and Leadership What’s the solution to the firearms dilemma for a pastor in gun-loving Texas? This article suggests visiting and listening to see how isolated and fearful people are, and offer a chance to connect them to community.

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